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Poster: bluedevil Date: Aug 25, 2010 4:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Finacial Dead Head alert.

"GD wouldn't be the largest grossing touring band in history without the tape traders."


Are they really the largest grossing touring band in history? I would have thought Springsteen, U2, Rolling Stones and even Dave Matthews would have surpassed them by now due to ticket prices, stadium shows, etc. Does that include post-Jerry lineups?

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Aug 25, 2010 4:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Finacial Dead Head alert.

You are probably right - many groups have had time to catch up in the last 15 years. I got carried away with my harping.

For example, A Bigger Bang Tour (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Bigger_Bang_Tour) grossed $558,255,524.

I can't seem to find any good sources for historical totals and neither for yearly totals apart from the last few years.

This post was modified by deadpolitics on 2010-08-25 23:50:27

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Aug 25, 2010 6:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Finacial Dead Head alert.

You'd have to adjust for 2010 values and factor in the life-of-the-band total, 1965-95. So I'm going to guess the Dead have everyone else beat, if for no other reason than sheer amount of time spent on the road. Nobody came close to touring that much.

And what the hey is A Bigger Bang?

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Aug 25, 2010 6:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Finacial Dead Head alert.

Just the latest in a long line of innuendos by the Rolling Stones... its the name of their latest CD and tour... which I haven't listened to or attended. Maybe it's because they never allowed taping... maybe it's because I had a traumatic experience watching Mick Jagger and Keith Richards looking like caricature puppets of themselves during that Superbowl halftime show a few years back.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Aug 25, 2010 7:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Finacial Dead Head alert.

Forbes in the late '80's , early '90's had them as the top grossing band .

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